After my 5K on Sunday the 29th, I didn’t run again until Friday when I squeaked out 5 miles with my running buddy.
I totally forgot to take a selfie at the end of that 5 miles. It was a rough one. I still had sore gluts from my post-race deep tissue massage, and my foot was numb for half of it. Then my IT band acted up for the last 1/2 mile. I was a mess! But guess what? Another 5 miles in the bank, just before I started my travels.
Later that day, I flew to Phoenix for a certification course, and was itching to get outside for a run that Sunday.
However, it was a tough, disappointing run. I felt winded at first, then once I got into a groove at the 1 mile mark, my left shin/ankle cramped and I could barely dorsiflex my foot. At the same time, my right foot went numb. I just walked the 0.8 mile back (which was a struggle) and called it a day. I think it was a combination of wearing heels for 3 long days straight (which I rarely do), and then running on uneven sidewalk.
I continued with pain, so I didn’t try to run before I left for Hawaii on Tuesday.
Wednesday morning, I got up bright and early for morning yoga. I walked 3 miles round trip to the meeting site, and my leg started to feel better.
But, despite soaking and massaging all week, I kept being awakened by excruciating pains at night for the remainder of the week. Last night, I got the great idea to use my TENS electric stim machine along my tibialis anterior muscle. It was my FIRST night with no pain!
I have, however, been enjoying my time here in Honolulu.
I’m taking it easy with this left leg now, with the hope that I can get a run in tomorrow.